materials

Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into Apple’s ARKit. They redesigned the user interface, enhanced the 2D to 3D tools, added obj file export, and expanded import and export to include Google Drive, […]

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into Apple’s ARKit. They redesigned the user interface, enhanced the 2D to 3D tools, added...
3D Printing and the Educational Market

3D Printing and the Educational Market

In 3D printing, there are four places to make a play. Whether you’re a startup, an existing company looking to enter the space, or an investor with a taste for megatrends, you’ve got to decide where you’ll expend your energy. While it is possible to be in all four, I don’t typically recommend it. Often […]

In 3D printing, there are four places to make a play. Whether you’re a startup, an existing company looking to enter the space, or an investor with a taste for megatrends, you’ve got to decide where you’ll expend your energy. While it is possible to be in all four, I...
Makefast Workshop Offers Material Hacks for 3D Printing

Makefast Workshop Offers Material Hacks for 3D Printing

The team at Makefast Workshop is made up of the dynamic and brilliant Maura Atwater and Adam Kumpf, who bill themselves as Navigator and Melder, respectively. With their impressive resumes, enthusiastic engagement, and willingness to share, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by their latest foray into material mixing in 3D printing. Rather than thinking […]

The team at Makefast Workshop is made up of the dynamic and brilliant Maura Atwater and Adam Kumpf, who bill themselves as Navigator and Melder, respectively. With their impressive resumes, enthusiastic engagement, and willingness to share, I couldn’t help but...
Shapeways Introduces Interlocking Metals: Brass, Bronze & Silver!

Shapeways Introduces Interlocking Metals: Brass, Bronze & Silver!

Shapeways has just announced that they are the first online 3D printing platform to offer interlocking metal parts in cast brass, bronze, and silver. They introduced interlocking parts in 3D printed aluminum at the beginning of the year. Now not only do designers have more options available to them in metal, and in creating interlocking parts, but unlike Shapeways’ […]

Shapeways has just announced that they are the first online 3D printing platform to offer interlocking metal parts in cast brass, bronze, and silver. They introduced interlocking parts in 3D printed aluminum at the beginning of the year. Now not only do designers have...
Emerging Objects 3D Prints with Recycled Tires

Emerging Objects 3D Prints with Recycled Tires

The team at Emerging Objects has a single-minded desire: to 3D print with new materials. They’ve worked with more traditional materials like PLA and resin, experimented on the known edges a bit with chocolate and paper, and really gone out on a limb in printing a tea set made with actual tea and a model […]

The team at Emerging Objects has a single-minded desire: to 3D print with new materials. They’ve worked with more traditional materials like PLA and resin, experimented on the known edges a bit with chocolate and paper, and really gone out on a limb in printing...
Prodways Shows Off Prototype for Fastest Continuous DLP 3D Print to Date

Prodways Shows Off Prototype for Fastest Continuous DLP 3D Print to Date

I recently had the opportunity to visit Prodways, the largest French 3D printer manufacturer, in their headquarters and factory located in Les Mureaux, near Paris. The impressive technologies I saw (advanced SLS, fast, large size MOVINGLight and ceramic 3D printing capabilities) made me wonder about their potential to compete with new technologies such as Carbon’s ultra fast CLIP […]

I recently had the opportunity to visit Prodways, the largest French 3D printer manufacturer, in their headquarters and factory located in Les Mureaux, near Paris. The impressive technologies I saw (advanced SLS, fast, large size MOVINGLight and ceramic 3D printing...
Filaments.directory Tops 2,000 Products and Releases First Trend Report

Filaments.directory Tops 2,000 Products and Releases First Trend Report

Gauthier de Valensart launched the Filaments.directory project as part of a new wave of initiatives that seek to create a map of a 3D printing industry. This seems to be a dire need in an industry that, instead of consolidating, seems to be growing more fragmented, with more products and players entering the market every day. […]

Gauthier de Valensart launched the Filaments.directory project as part of a new wave of initiatives that seek to create a map of a 3D printing industry. This seems to be a dire need in an industry that, instead of consolidating, seems to be growing more fragmented,...
Roboze Launches One+400, the First Low-Cost PEEK and PEI 3D Printer

Roboze Launches One+400, the First Low-Cost PEEK and PEI 3D Printer

As desktop 3D printing technology advances, more and more materials that were once considered just about impossible to 3D print on desktop systems are beginning to represent real possibilities. Recently 3DXTech launched its commercial ULTEM filament, now Roboze is officially launching its much anticipated new Roboze One+400 3D printer, which is capable of 3D printing […]

As desktop 3D printing technology advances, more and more materials that were once considered just about impossible to 3D print on desktop systems are beginning to represent real possibilities. Recently 3DXTech launched its commercial ULTEM filament, now Roboze is...
CF-Nylon and Ultem 9085: 3D Printing Material Launches from 3DXTECH Promise Strength, Set to Continue Launching

CF-Nylon and Ultem 9085: 3D Printing Material Launches from 3DXTECH Promise Strength, Set to Continue Launching

Materials are a critical component of the 3D printing industry; without them, well, we’d be nowhere! Some suppliers stand out as head and shoulders above the rest, with a strong history of development and a seriously promising future full of product releases set to optimize additive manufacturing. Among these companies is Michigan-based 3DXTECH, which has […]

Materials are a critical component of the 3D printing industry; without them, well, we’d be nowhere! Some suppliers stand out as head and shoulders above the rest, with a strong history of development and a seriously promising future full of product releases set...
EUMAKERS Launches Transformable Filament Spools That Turn into 3D Printable Design Products

EUMAKERS Launches Transformable Filament Spools That Turn into 3D Printable Design Products

While the market still needs time to grow, there are companies like filament manufacturer EUMAKERS that have set their sights on widespread consumer adoption of 3D printing and are making every effort to see their huge selection of color PLA filament maker their way to them. The next step is the EUMAKEIT project. From the […]

While the market still needs time to grow, there are companies like filament manufacturer EUMAKERS that have set their sights on widespread consumer adoption of 3D printing and are making every effort to see their huge selection of color PLA filament maker their way...
NanoSteel's New Metal Powders Deliver on Strength and Durability for Many Industries

NanoSteel's New Metal Powders Deliver on Strength and Durability for Many Industries

Providence, Rhode Island-based NanoSteel does exactly as its name implies: it designs nano-structured steel materials. Now, it has made available its first powders for 3D printing/additive manufacturing. We reported on the company back in March, noting that NanoSteel is leading the pack in bringing 3D printing innovations to manufacturing by offering materials with “amazing resilience and strength.” Now, more than six […]

Providence, Rhode Island-based NanoSteel does exactly as its name implies: it designs nano-structured steel materials. Now, it has made available its first powders for 3D printing/additive manufacturing. We reported on the company back in March, noting that...
Research Team Furthers Quest to Expand 3D Printing Materials Options

Research Team Furthers Quest to Expand 3D Printing Materials Options

I don’t think anybody questions the fact that 3D printing has done and continues to do amazing things. The questions being asked now are about how we can continue to push the possibilities forward. One of the arenas for investigation involves the possibilities for printers to print with more than one material at a time. […]

I don’t think anybody questions the fact that 3D printing has done and continues to do amazing things. The questions being asked now are about how we can continue to push the possibilities forward. One of the arenas for investigation involves the possibilities...
China Begins Construction on Its First National 3D Printing Lab

China Begins Construction on Its First National 3D Printing Lab

While there were plenty of varying factors in play, for the most part it wasn’t until President Obama began mentioning 3D printing technology and actually funding research that the it began exploding into dozens of  national industries. From research into printing biological tissue, printing parts for rocket engines and completely revolutionizing the way that our […]

While there were plenty of varying factors in play, for the most part it wasn’t until President Obama began mentioning 3D printing technology and actually funding research that the it began exploding into dozens of  national industries. From research into printing...
Teknor Apex Announces New High-Impact, High-Heat PLA Filament

Teknor Apex Announces New High-Impact, High-Heat PLA Filament

PLA, or polylactic acid, is by far the most popular material to use with your 3D printer. And while it is generally considered one of the easier materials to use, especially compared to its finicky cousin ABS, it is not without its drawbacks and limitations. Because PLA is derived from natural, organic materials it is susceptible […]

PLA, or polylactic acid, is by far the most popular material to use with your 3D printer. And while it is generally considered one of the easier materials to use, especially compared to its finicky cousin ABS, it is not without its drawbacks and limitations. Because...
Made In Space 3D Printer Filament Is Now Available for Pre-Order Down on Earth

Made In Space 3D Printer Filament Is Now Available for Pre-Order Down on Earth

The developers of the revolutionary Zero-Gravity 3D printer currently orbiting the planet on the International Space Station are now selling their space-ready products to us Earthlings. Made In Space started working with several 3D printing filament retailers to meet the public and private sector demands for their plastic filaments, and fund their continued exploration of commercial […]

The developers of the revolutionary Zero-Gravity 3D printer currently orbiting the planet on the International Space Station are now selling their space-ready products to us Earthlings. Made In Space started working with several 3D printing filament retailers to meet...
Formfutura Releases Food-Safe Transparent HDglass 3D Printing Filament - Sample it Today for $2.12

Formfutura Releases Food-Safe Transparent HDglass 3D Printing Filament - Sample it Today for $2.12

It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago there were only a handful of 3D printing material and color options, and in such a short amount of time the market now boasts hundreds of 3D printing filament and material options. While PLA and to a lesser degree ABS still rule the roost, one […]

It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago there were only a handful of 3D printing material and color options, and in such a short amount of time the market now boasts hundreds of 3D printing filament and material options. While PLA and to a lesser degree ABS...
Tanaka to Exhibit World's First Successful Platinum-Based Metallic Glass Powder for 3D Printers

Tanaka to Exhibit World's First Successful Platinum-Based Metallic Glass Powder for 3D Printers

Tokyo-based Tanaka Holding announced on November 18 that, through Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, they have become the world’s first company to succeed in the development and formation of platinum-based metallic glass powder for use with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printers. This is big news for the 3D printing materials world; this discovery has the potential to revolutionize […]

Tokyo-based Tanaka Holding announced on November 18 that, through Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, they have become the world’s first company to succeed in the development and formation of platinum-based metallic glass powder for use with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D...
i.materialise Announces New Sparkly, Colorful, Alumide 3D Printing Material

i.materialise Announces New Sparkly, Colorful, Alumide 3D Printing Material

“Bling it on!” It’s been a common, if tween-sounding, cry in retail spaces, and it’s sure to just pick up more steam now that the holidays are fast approaching. And of course, now there’s i.materialise‘s new question for you: Can You Handle All This Sparkle? Starting this week the company is making available a brand new material […]

“Bling it on!” It’s been a common, if tween-sounding, cry in retail spaces, and it’s sure to just pick up more steam now that the holidays are fast approaching. And of course, now there’s i.materialise‘s new question for you: Can...
Weld3D Advancing Affordable Steel & Metal Alloy 3D Printing

Weld3D Advancing Affordable Steel & Metal Alloy 3D Printing

It’s really incredible how quickly 3D printing has progressed in the last few years. Most of this progress has been with the use of thermoplastics via fused filament technology, as well as photosensitive resins via stereolithography technology. Both these methods of printing are changing the way companies prototype, individuals create, and businesses save money. The […]

It’s really incredible how quickly 3D printing has progressed in the last few years. Most of this progress has been with the use of thermoplastics via fused filament technology, as well as photosensitive resins via stereolithography technology. Both these...
3D Printing With Plastics Derived from Cocoa, Rice, Parsley & Spinach?  Researchers May be Close

3D Printing With Plastics Derived from Cocoa, Rice, Parsley & Spinach? Researchers May be Close

One of the top goals that material science strives to achieve, is that of the biodegradability of commonly used materials. The planet can only hold so much waste before ecosystems, water supplies, and its atmosphere begins to see horrific damage. For those of you who have a 3D printer, you know how much plastic waste you […]

One of the top goals that material science strives to achieve, is that of the biodegradability of commonly used materials. The planet can only hold so much waste before ecosystems, water supplies, and its atmosphere begins to see horrific damage. For those of you who...
MadeSolid Announces New 'Tough Resin' - Extra Strong 3D Printing Material, Available Now

MadeSolid Announces New 'Tough Resin' - Extra Strong 3D Printing Material, Available Now

Material engineering is a process that is going to help the 3D printing industry evolve to reach its full potential. With new materials being added to 3D printing enthusiasts’ repertoires on a continuous basis, within a few years, the variety of objects that we will be able to 3D print will vastly increase. Today, one […]

Material engineering is a process that is going to help the 3D printing industry evolve to reach its full potential. With new materials being added to 3D printing enthusiasts’ repertoires on a continuous basis, within a few years, the variety of objects that we...
Researchers Use Microstereolithography 3D Printers to Print Objects 400X's Stronger Than Current Standards

Researchers Use Microstereolithography 3D Printers to Print Objects 400X's Stronger Than Current Standards

When it comes to 3D printing, most people visualize the process on a macro scale, a scale which can be observed with the human eye. Critics of 3D printing argue that, in its current state, the technology is best used for prototypes. This is because we are limited by 2 factors: Material availability, and resolution […]

When it comes to 3D printing, most people visualize the process on a macro scale, a scale which can be observed with the human eye. Critics of 3D printing argue that, in its current state, the technology is best used for prototypes. This is because we are limited by 2...
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